Twelve-year-old Davey is growing up in 70s Tasmania. Davey’s family appears to be normal but his father’s unpredictable rages hang heavy in the air.
Davey and his sister Carol climb their paperbark tree and write stories of the lives they wish for on strips of bark.
Mum tries to hold them together through domestic ritual but as Dad’s behaviour worsens Carol becomes increasingly remote.
When an accident carves a whole into his world Davey must find a new way to live.